Gmail settings

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jjk454ss, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    With the new unified inbox I decided to change the way I get my email. I had 3 gmail accounts forwarded to MobileMe, now I was going to setup separate boxes for each account. On my Mac, iPhone, and iPad. So I went into each gmail account, turned forwarding off, and POP(for new messages) and imap both on.

    The problem is the several thousand messages in each account. The are all trying to download each device. What is the best way to onl get new messages?
  2. spazo macrumors newbie

    Aug 17, 2010
    you can use the google app. Its usign the web browser to read email
  3. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    I'll check that out, but I think I would rather use the mail app. Plus I need to figure out how to not download all he messages on my Mac also. Nhanks
  4. djgulia macrumors 6502

    Jun 19, 2010
    Set them up as exchange accounts on the iphone. there is an option to change the number of days to sync. Set it to 1 and it will only sync the emails from the previous day.
  5. androiphone macrumors 65816

    Dec 13, 2009
    you have several options, the first is what I suggest:

    if you want push email on the email acounts set them up using these instructions: you can then turn off pop and imap in gmail as this way doesn't need that, and it is best to have them off if you dont need them.

    if you don't want/need push email then (if you are on 4.0 or above) follow: you have to have imap on but you can turn off pop

    or if you are not on 4.0 or above follow these instructions: again imap must be on but you can turn off pop

    or if you don't want it added to the mail app then just use in safari and set a bookmark

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